The African Democratic Congress, ADC, has offered entertainment stars, Innocent Idibia popularly known as TuBaba, Obianuju Catherine Udeh fondly called DJ Switch, Omotola Jelade-Ekeinde, and soccer star, Ahmed Musa free tickets to run for any elective office of their choice in the 2023 general elections.
National chairman of the party, Ralph Okey Nwosu made the pledge while receiving a certificate of endorsement of the party at ADC national headquarters, Abuja as “the one-party for Nigerian youths and women,” in the next election cycle, by the national youth leader of the party, Barrister Maurice Ebam.
Advancing the reason for the choice of the celebrities, Mr. Nwosu noted that entertainment stars have given back to the country more than today’s elected politicians.
He added that the stars can vie for governorship, senatorial, or even the highest office in the land on the ADC platform provided they meet the requirements stipulated in the 1999 constitution as amended as well as the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC guidelines.
“The Nigeria youths, women, men, and People Living With Disabilities, PWDs our respect and 75 percent share of political leadership. To assure that this happens, the African Democratic Congress, ADC, will be pleased to offer TuFace Innocent Idibia, DJ Switch, Ahmed Musa, and Omotola Jelade-Ekeinde, free ADC tickets to contest elections for any position they would like to serve in.
“The youths in entertainment, films, music, and poetry, apart from being social influencers and crusaders, add more positive values and monetary resources to the Nigerian economy than all the elected executives, legislators, and their appointed minions at local councils, states, and federal levels put together.
The party praised Musa for recently signing up to play for the local side, Kano Pillars after many years in Europe and the Middle East, saying, “signing for a Nigerian club elevates the Nigerian league beyond anything we can imagine.”
Nwosu counseled Nigerians to do away with the present political system, adding that “the old order and the current regime of elected persons in the executives and legislative political concourse of our country have reduced our cities, states, and country on fire and reduced Nigeria’s space to poverty capital of the world.”
The event was attended by top party functionaries drawn from its different organs. Nigerian Pilot